Monday, September 10, 2012

Blurb: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Shadowfell (Shadowfell, #1)Shadowfell (Shadowfell #1)

Expected publication: September 11th 2012 
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill—a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk—Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.

During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death—but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule.

Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.
About the Author
Juliet MarillierJuliet Marillier was born July 27, 1948 in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up surrounded by Celtic music and stories. Her own Celtic-Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Marillier was educated at the University of Otago, where she majored in music and languages, graduating BA and a B Mus (Hons). She has said in an interview that this academic training strengthened her writing, and that her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her storytelling style.

She lives in a hundred-year-old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth. She shares her home with four dogs. She has four adult children and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Australia. She has been a full-time writer since 2002, having previously worked at a variety of jobs including music teaching at both secondary and tertiary levels and in the Public Service.


  1. Sounds like a cool book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the sounds of this. Thank for sharing it. I have to make sure and add it... :)

  3. Awesome! i love magical books! This sounds like it'll be fun! Thanks for sharing!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  4. I like the sound of this book :) I don't read to many like this, but this sounds great!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading


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